Irish bagpipes solo, Decca W5245. The Maid(s) of Mount Kisco is said to be a composition of Sligo fiddler Paddy Killoran, who recorded it in the 30s. His recording can be heard on the CD From Ballymote to Brooklyn, which is compiled from Killoran/James Morrison anthologies released by the Shanachie label in the 70s. Killoran played it very much as a fiddler might, with a prominent bowed triplet in the first bar; flute players and pipers like Leo very quickly substituted more standard rolls, and a different rhythmic emphasis, resulting in the setting you hear here. The Yellow Tinker is invariably played with F naturals in both octaves, following a setting popularized by accordionist Paddy O'Brien on a 78 from the 50s. Pipers such as Willie Clancy also played F naturals but Leo throws them out in their entirety, playing F sharps instead; his third part is unusual as well, having a DED triplet at its start. Possibly this was a setting that came down from his father. A two part Galway version in A mixolydian mode is also sometimes heard. Galway box player Kevin Keegan called this the Old Yellow Tinker; Kevin Burke and Jackie Daly called it the Drunken Tinker on Burke's If the Cap Fits LP.
More of Leo's 78 RPM recordings may be heard on the CD "Classics of Irish Piping" on the Topic label. Leo's 50s LP Ri Na Bpiobairi (The King Of The Pipers) has also been reissued on CD. Walton's has published an excellent book of Leo's transcriptions, the Leo Rowsome Collection of Irish Music.